March 4, 2008

Non-trivial Typos

From now on, I'm going to start filing typos as bug reports that are far more serious than "trivial".
Barry Bonds seized on a pair of typos, complaining in court papers Thursday that the government's mistakes could compromise his chances for a fair trial. The typographical errors showed up in a recent filing by prosecutors wrongly accusing Bonds of flunking a drug test in 2001. They later admitted they instead meant 2000.
Bonds now is seeking to dismiss his perjury case based solely on the existence of this typo. Just think about that the next time somebody files you a bug report to fix a typo :-)